i’ve got a chance to conduct an email interview with Greg Bradley, guitarist Art Of Dying, Vancouver Canada rock band.
Read the interview below, and also find my mistake asking the same question twice (LOL).
Hi Greg, How are you ?
I’m doing great man, thanks for asking!
Describe to us about Art Of Dying?
We are a modern rock band with 2 guitar players, drums, bass, lead vocals and 3 part vocal harmonies. We write songs with deep, hopeful lyrics and we put on a kick ass rock show!
What band activity today, are you preparing a new album ?
We are working on the last few songs to be considered for our next album. We all got together earlier this week and jammed out a few new ideas and there are 2 brand new song ideas that are very strong.
Can you tell us a bit about the upcoming Art Of Dying album ?
We have about 20 songs that we have recorded as demos to choose from at this point. Some songs are heavy, some are light, some are mid-tempo rockers. The lyrics are hopeful and based on real life emotions and experiences. I think it will be like Vices & Virtues Part II.
Who usually wrote lyrics for Art Of Dying?
Jonny writes the lyrics. Sometimes the band will throw out a line or title that we end up using, but for the most part, the lyrics come from Jonny.
Are there any plans when the new album will be released?
Not any specific plans at the moment. We will have more info once we record the album.
Can you tell us about the song “Sorry”?
It was written by Jonny and is based on his adopted brother who met his birth parents a few years ago. Jonny adapted that experience into a song.
Why choose the guitar as a musical instrument?
My dad had an acoustic guitar hanging on our wall when I was a kid and I just had to learn how to play it! When I got serious about learning music, it was a natural choice.
Who was first influence you in playing guitar ?
My dad was. I was fascinated with that guitar hanging on the wall. He played it seldomly, but I was mesmerized when he did. Then I started getting into Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page is still my favorite guitar player.
Your Favorite Guitar player of all the time?
LOL, I just answered that question! I also think Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains is amazing.
Would you explain a little bit about your guitar setup for the concert and for the studio?
For live shows, I play Schecter guitars in Drop B and Drop C# tuning. I play a Marshall JVM210H head through a Mesa Boogie 4×12 speaker cabinet. My effects are Ernie Ball volume pedal, Dunlop Crybaby wah, Boss super chorus, Boss DD3 Delay, Boss PS-5 Pitch Shifter and Boss TU3 tuner.
In the studio, we usually use the amps, guitars and effects that our producer has in the studio. We’ll bring a few pieces of our own gear, but mostly use a variety of different gear.
With whom you wanted to jam session?
I’d love to jam with Pearl Jam!